We wish it cost a little less, but if you've already got Philips Hue LEDs or HomeKit gadgets in your home, then adding the Tap to your setup makes a lot of sense.
Don't expect Piper's slight build to mean that it's short on performance. This $239 all-in-one security system offers a great value for smaller homes and budding DIYers.
As a portable media player, the Topfield TFP20 is one of the most fully featured and best-performing units currently out in Australia.
Though nothing fancy, this is a very decent LED light bulb that does a great job on dimmer switches, and an absolute steal if you need new floodlights throughout your home.
For the money, the JBL Link 300 matches up well against the Sonos One and Apple's HomePod.
The Google Home Mini stands tall as one of the best affordable smart speakers out there, along with the Amazon Echo Dot, but it doesn't do enough to supplant the Dot at the top of the list.
Now fully hands free, the Amazon Tap does everything the original Echo can do for less and adds portability to the package.
This flat-topped smart bulb is the most well-rounded color-changer money can buy -- and a superior option to Philips Hue.
The Pantelligent makes great use of technology to improve your cooking skills, whether you're a kitchen newbie or an expert home cook.
The Fibaro won't be for everyone, but its versatility and reliable design make it one of the best water sensors for homes at risk of flooding.
The Ikea Symfonisk is an excellent-sounding Sonos-compatible Wi-Fi speaker dressed up as a beautiful lamp.
If you're a dedicated runner who wants an extra dose of motivation from classes, Peloton's Tread might be right for you.
The JBL Link View is worth the price if you want a capable kitchen helper that can blast your music while you work.
If you just need a light bulb and don't want to think about it too much, Cree's new LED is a safe, smart pick.
The Paragon Mat is a good value-add to the Paragon Smart Cooking System. The countertop system is a good investment for enthusiastic beginner cooks who aren't afraid to use technology to give them a hand with common dishes.
The Ring Spotlight Cam's easy setup and solid performance make it a favorite among today's outdoor cameras with built-in lights.
If you're just looking for a cheap-but-good smart bulb to pair with Alexa, put Eufy at the top of your list.
Rachio is a smart device that genuinely feels smart and is well worth the upgrade from an ordinary sprinkler controller.